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Guides and Tutorials

These guides and tutorials will help you learn to use the Library and its resources. Use the following navigation links to choose between research guides on different subjects, video tutorials on using the Library's online resources, or tutorials on using individual electronic databases to search for journal articles.


Library Video Tutorials

Library Catalog (click for full playlist)

Part 1: Basic Searching and Printing


Part 2: Using Power Search

Part 3: Catalog Records and E-Books

Subject Headings (click for full playlist)

Part 1: What Are Subject Headings?

Part 2: Finding Subject Headings with WorldCat

Off-Campus Access to Electronic Resources



Finding Electronic Databases


Finding Full Text with the Electronic Journal Locator

Interlibrary Loan Forms


EBSCOhost (OmniFile, Art Full Text, MLA International Bibliography)

Watch these and other EBSCOhost video tutorials at the EBSCOhost Tutorial website:

 Searching  Reading an Article


In addition to this video, you can also refer to PsychINFO's Quick Reference Guide for some brief information and suggestions.

CREDO Reference

Basic Search

Mind Map Searching

In addition to these videos, you can check out the CREDO Toolbox for more videos and tutorials on how to get the most out of CREDO Reference.

Project Muse

Advanced Search


FirstSearch (WorldCat, ERIC, MEDLINE)

OCLC FirstSearch: The Basics (PDF)